Presto Snags Exclusive Rights for Aquarius, a New David Duchovny Drama


X-Files and Californication star David Duchovny will make his return to TV in the upcoming series Aquarius, which will be coming exclusively to Presto later this month. All 13 episodes of the series will be available to binge-watch starting May 29.

Presto acquired the exclusive first run Australian rights to the highly anticipated US drama series Aquarius, starring David Duchovny. TV enthusiasts will be given the unique chance to binge-watch all 13 episodes of the series on Presto starting Friday May 29, the same day the show launches in the US, for 28 days. Afterward, Presto will continue to screen each episode of Aquarius as it makes its linear broadcast run in the US and will keep all episodes available following the season’s conclusion.

Set in 1967 Los Angeles, Aquarius is a 13-part special event series that marks David Duchovny’s return to broadcast television. The X-Files star plays a cop, Sam Hodiak, who goes undercover to track Charles Manson and the infamous Manson family. Hodiak is a decorated World War II veteran and homicide detective with a complex personal life.

His life is further complicated when he agrees to find Emma Karn (Emma Dumont, “Salvation”, “Bunheads”), the 16-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend who goes missing in a sea of Hippies. Hodiak enlists the help of Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, “True Blood”, “Friday Night Lights”), a young idealistic undercover vice cop to infiltrate the Hippie counterculture. Their investigation sees them track a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. That man is none other than the notorious Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, “Game of Thrones”). Featuring the psychedelic backdrop of the 60s, Aquarius also stars Australian actress Claire Holt as Charmain Tully, a beautiful young police officer trying to be taken seriously in a male dominated world.

“We have always been committed to providing Presto subscribers with a compelling, evolving content offering and Aquarius is the first of a number of exclusive series we intend to launch on the service in coming months, so watch this space,” Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said.

The exclusive Australian premiere of the full season of Aquarius will be available to stream on demand by subscribers of Presto TV and the Presto Entertainment bundle. For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a free 30-day trial of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.